Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Presidential election is not the only thing on the ballot on November 6 (remember early voting started yesterday).
Dallas residents have a very important bond election as well. We urge you to vote yes. If you haven't already voted already, here is some important information...
On November 6, 2012, when Dallas residents are voting for a president, senator and other elected officials, we will also be voting on the 2012 Dallas Bond Program (early voting takes place from Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Nov. 2).
This program consists of three propositions that if approved will direct $642 million toward important basic projects all over Dallas.
But taxes will not increase if the bond program passes.
The projects focus on three major priorities:
preserving and restoring our streets
protecting lives and property from flooding
enhancing economic development to grow the tax base
The projects contained in the bond program were chosen based on:
citizen input at town hall meetings
city council member input
priorities identified by business, homeowner and neighborhood associations
recommendations by city staff
The projects address the city's most critical needs. Our elected city officials and city staff understand that we are still dealing with tough economic times. So the bond program is considered “bare bones” – addressing the most needed improvements in every section of the city.
It is important to note that the bond propositions will be at the very end of the ballot. So, be sure to go to the end of the ballot (or if voting on paper, perhaps a separate ballot) to vote FOR projects that will improve the quality of life for people throughout the city but not cause your taxes to increase.
You can get more information here...